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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated vixie-cron package that fixes a bug and security issue is
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
The vixie-cron package contains the Vixie version of cron. Cron is a
standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times.
A bug was found in the way vixie-cron installs new crontab files. It
is possible for a local attacker to execute the crontab command in
such a way that they can view the contents of another user's crontab
file. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the
name CVE-2005-1038 to this issue.
This update also fixes an issue where cron jobs could start before
their scheduled time.
All users of vixie-cron should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not vulnerable to these issues.
See also :
Update the affected vixie-cron package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21088 ()
Bugtraq ID: 13024
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1038
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